Laborer

Mike Wsol's avatar Mike Wsol Vote Code: 65167

At a distance, viewers see a large figure carrying a very large load of boxes. They'll notice hundreds of small holes piercing the boxes on the figures back. The figure’s body is made of rigid facets of welded metal painted the colors of work clothes. It is hunched, yet strong, in a frozen march carrying the enormous load. As viewers move around the sculpture to view the figure’s face, they find a large void. The figure’s coat and hood is an empty shell with a large hole passing through the figures back into the load of boxes. Viewers see hand holds, steps, and a platform designed to pass through the figure and step into the boxes. Sunlight illuminates the holes piercing the black interior surface of the boxes to create a planetarium viewers can stand within. This sculpture is of a worker in the act of a difficult task. I hope it also provides the viewer a place to think about how humble tasks support larger ideas with seemingly infinite potential.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 10'
  • Medium: Steel
  • Width: 8'
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 16'